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News Release
Thursday, December 07, 2017

Lynn Maurer named dean of College of Arts and Sciences at Lamar University

After a thorough national search, President Kenneth Evans has named Lynn Maurer as dean of Lamar University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Maurer, who has more than 22 years of teaching, research and service, will assume the position on July 1, 2018, pending final approval of the Texas State University System Board of Regents, which will hold its next quarterly meeting February 15-16.

“We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Lynn Maurer has been chosen to join the faculty of Lamar University in this vital leadership role,” said Provost James Marquart. “She brings with her an incredible array of skills and experience in areas that align exceptionally well with the current and future needs of the faculty and students of one of LU’s largest and most academically diverse colleges. In addition, her penchant for collaboration and interdisciplinary innovation will serve to further advance the increasingly interdisciplinary approach to research, scholarship and learning that are fast becoming a hallmark at LU.”

Maurer holds both the M.A. and the Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University. Her teaching areas focus on Western and Eastern Europe, women and international politics, democratization, and international conflict. Her political science research focuses specifically on Spanish politics since the transition to democracy and comparative legislatures, and has resulted in several publications and grants.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein University in Spanish. She also holds a Certificate of International Relations from the University of Dijon, France.

She is currently dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Chief Research Officer at Indiana State University. In the role she has held since 2014, she oversees more than 75 graduate programs in five colleges (arts and science, education, health and human services, business, and technology) and is responsible for the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Center for Student Research and Creativity, which includes undergraduate research experiences, and the Center for Global Engagement, which serves both graduate and undergraduate international students, as well as domestic students in study abroad programs.

She previously served as associate dean and chair of the Department of Political Science at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Illinois, where she helped develop developing first-year seminars, senior capstone courses, and interdisciplinary courses and programs.  She joined the SIU faculty as assistant professor in 1995, beginning an 18-year career there. In 2001, she became an associate professor, began as chair in 2003, became a full professor in 2008, and assumed the duties of associate dean in 2010.

Her grants include a National Science Foundation ADVANCE IT-Catalyst Award project studying and promoting best university practices for the advancement of women faculty members in STEM disciplines. She has also served on a team grant of the Council of Graduate Schools on Completion and Attrition in STEM Master’s Programs, serves on the service committee of the Graduate Record Exam board, and on the executive board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation in Indiana.

She is a member of the Midwest Political Science Association, the American Political Science Association, the Council of Graduate Schools, the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, and the National Council of Research Administrators.

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